BBC Writersroom's Script Room programme aims to seek out the best writing talent the UK has to offer. They look for talent with the strongest potential to be developed and produced for BBC broadcast. You may be a playwright looking to write for TV, or you’ve written for radio and would like to try your hand at writing for CBBC – all that matters is that your scripts says something about your talent, ability and voice.
The scheme is looking for distinctive voices, the ability to pull an audience into a world and hold them in it. It’s not necessarily about finding ideas that have ‘never been done before’ but having an original take on stories that have the potential to have wide breadth of appeal. A sense of storytelling ability – handling of pace, climax, mood.
It's important that you submit the best possible draft you can achieve. Only submit to the Script Room when your script is ready, even if it means waiting for a later Script Room submission window. You will submit one drama script of at least 30 minutes/pages in length for TV, Film, Radio, Stage or Online.
At the end of the process, a group of writers (usually between 10 and 15) will be selected to join the BBC Drama Room writer development group for 2019.
To find out more and submit your script, click here.